Saturday, March 26, 2011

Saturday - The Food Edition

My friend Erica and I are doing Weight Watchers together.  These are some things I'm loving right now.

1.  Tilapia.  I'm on a fish kick and we're eating lots of this.  So easy to make, not "fishy", and two out of three children will eat it.

2.  Diana's Bananas.  These come in dark or milk chocolate, and apparently some sort of nut covered flavor.  My favorite is the milk chocolate.  They are so yummy!  (4 WWP points)  This week at Publix they are buy one, get one free.  At first I thought a frozen banana was going to be weird, but I let it get a little soft and it's delicious.

3.  Almond Breeze, unsweetened vanilla.  I love this in oatmeal instead of milk.  And in my new favorite smoothies (see numbers 4 and 5. . . ).  The vanilla is a tiny bit sweet, but it's enough.  (1 cup = 1 WWP point.)

4.  Green Smoothies.  Why green?  You add spinach.  Yes, I'm serious.  I do 1 cup of Almond Breeze, about 1 cup of baby spinach, a handful of frozen berries, and a banana.  It's tons of fruits and veggies, you can't taste the spinach, and it's super creamy (1 WWP point!).  I drink this on my way to work.  I was very, very skeptical at first, and am hooked now.

5.  Weight Watchers Smoothies.  (This photo is of the old box - the points are not 1 anymore.)  I've been a fan of these for a long time.  There are several recipes inside the box and you can make it in a variety of ways.  My favorite is with Almond Breeze and lots of ice (3 WWP points).  

6.  International Delights Coffe House Inspirations creamers.  My favorites are the Skinny White Chocolate Mocha and the Skinny Caramel Macchiato.  One tablespoon is one WWP point. . . I need to measure when I'm using, or I think I use probably three-ish servings.  However, it's sweet enough that I don't use sweetener in my coffee.

7.  Trader Joe's single serving goat cheese medallions.  Love.  Melt on veggies.  Spread on a bagel.  Use in a sandwich.  . . . the options are endless.  70 calories and 2 WWP points.

8.  Jacobsen's Snack Toast in Blueberry.  A little odd, I know.  It's like Melba Toast, which I realize is probably for old people.  However, it's crunchy and sweet, and just the right size.  One slice is one WWP point.  I can only find these at Publix.  Or, oddly, on Amazon.

9.  Morningstar Farms sausage patties.  Sort of as a general rule of life, I find sausage to be disgusting.  The process, the thought of it - it all grosses me out.  However, the Morningstar Farms sausage isn't sausage - it's faux sausage.  And it tastes like sausage and has the same texture.  It's pretty much genius.  Two WWP points per patty.  And a child tricker - my kids don't know the difference and I feel much better about serving this to them than actual sausage.


Alison said...

Hey! Try this website, she has tons of great, easy recipes and gives you the points for every dish. I have tried a bunch of different recipes and have been pleased with them all. Good luck!

Angela said...

Way to go! Love these ideas. I tried to give my kids almond milk to drink in lieu of regular milk-- no go. :( I totally should've tried it w/ other things instead I made my husband drink. He's a human garbage disposal. I've also heard cashew milk is really good. Have you tried emealz? We're doing the Publix WW plan. It is pretty amazing and we save $. Good luck!!! :)

Ashley said...

I love the skinny taste website. I'm not doing WW right now, but I am still trying to eat healthy. My family loves her recipes. I am going to try your smoothie, it sounds yummy! Thanks for the sweet comment :)

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

I LOVE tilapia, too!